Slave Trade Essay - Elmaghrabi 1 Yousif Elmaghrabi Mr Owen...

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Elmaghrabi 1 Yousif Elmaghrabi Mr. Owen McMullen African Studies 11 20 Nov 2017 Why The Slave Trade Failed to Halt The Transatlantic slave trade was one of cruelest acts against humans, Africans were treated inhumanly and horrendously. The slavery that started in North America and South America was very strange because of its large number of African slaves that were brought from abroad, and even because of how useful slaves were to the economy. The traders’ greed for profit, failure to find another source of labor, and the mistreatment of slaves enabled the slave trade to exist from the 16 th century to the 19 th century. The Portuguese and Spanish were using Africans as their main source of labor for a long time before the slave trade. The transatlantic slave trade is one of the most important parts in history and had a huge impact all over the world. Transatlantic slave trade indicates the trade in which slaves went across the Atlantic Ocean from the 1500s to the 1800s. Most of the African slaves come from either West or Central Africa. The slaves were sold by African suppliers and then later on sold to the European merchants that then brought them to either Europe or North
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Elmaghrabi 2 America. slaves mostly worked labor at coffee farms, sugar cane plantations and even for the extraction of expensive materials such as gold.
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